October 2008

Last Day to Win $25 Cash and a Personal Finance Book


Happy Halloween!  If you haven’t already heard I’m sponsoring a contest where I’m giving away cash and three copies of the book, Scratch Beginnings. It’s easy to enter.  All you have to do is go to the contest link, do any (or all) of the following and leave a comment at the contest post. 1 […]

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Fed Cuts Rates to 1%

The Economy

Many of you may have heard by now that the Federal Reserve cut their key fed-funds rate to 1%, bringing it in line with the lowest level that it’s ever been at. Interestingly enough the last time that the rate was at 1% was within this decade – from June of 2003 until June of […]

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Investing For Beginners: Analyzing Financial Statements

Investing for Beginners

Today I’ll be continuing the multi-part series Investing for Beginners.  Don’t forget to read the first part, Stock Market Basics if you haven’t already.  If you want to keep updated with new additions to the Investing for Beginners series then don’t forget to subscribe to the Debit versus Credit RSS feed.  Today I’ll be covering […]

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4 Ways College Students Can Save Money


Being myself a student I’m fully aware of all of the potential cost-savings that can come along with pursuing a higher education.  Of course these cost-savings don’t come cheaply: paying for college can cost thousands to tens of thousands of dollars a year.  But you’re already paying for that right?  You might as well take […]

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Scratch Beginnings

Friday Book Club

It’s not every day that you get an opportunity to read and review a book before its publication.  You can imagine my delight when Adam Shepard, the author of Scratch Beginnings, contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in reading his book.  Now technically the book has been around for a couple of years […]

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How To Get a Free Copy of Your Credit Report

Loans and Credit

Today I’m going to feature my very first screencast, which walks you through getting a free copy of your credit report from annualcreditreport.com. Sorry about the crude quality, I’m still new to this, but it gets the job done!

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Apple: Are They Unstoppable?


Through my daily readings I came across several articles about Apple’s (AAPL) quarterly earnings report and was pleasantly surprised to find that even in the midst of an economic slowdown they made fantastic earnings and even broke a quarterly sales record for their flagship line of Macintosh computers. Some of you are probably aware that […]

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